It’s long been believed that music can actually help a person overcome anxious feelings, or even overcome anxiety all-together. It’s not instant. A person who has suffered a lifetime of anxiety and panic attacks can’t just slip on some headphones, turn on their iPod and suddenly become healed. But by listening to some relaxing songs at just the right times, you’ll find that anxiety and panic attacks are easier to control than you thought.

Older Music

Some people find that listening to music from another age helps them control their anxious feelings. Some relaxing music from the twenties or even the sixties might cause you to relax just that much more. These days the music can seem harsh, but in the old days it was much simpler. The music was soft and melodic, everything you need to overcome anxiety. Some relaxing songs that can help with anxiety and panic attacks include Comfortably Numb, by Pink Floyd, Angel by Sarah McLaughlin and really any song by the band Enya.

Modern Songs

If you want to go with some relaxing songs from today, you might choose Yellow by Coldplay, Hey There Delilah by Plain White Ts and you might even try Little Wonders by Rob Thomas.


If you want to go way back in the day, you might find that classical music is a little more your style. Some relaxing songs by Beethoven, Bach or any other composer from yesteryear might be exactly what you need to calm you down. Some relaxing songs in this category include Arensky’s The Dream, Liszt’s Consolation No. 3 in D Flat and Chopin’s Andante Spianato.

Of course these are just a few examples. You can’t tell just by reading a song whether or not it will help to alleviate your anxious feelings. You must try out different genres for yourself. If you have never really listened to classical music before, or you think you’d hate it, give it a chance. It just could work for you.

The point is, music is incredibly powerful and some relaxing songs might be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to anxiety and/or panic attacks. Whether it’s modern music, music from the forties, the fifties or it’s music from 1874, you should try it all if you want to find the perfect songs to use whenever you feel an attack coming on.

Nowadays it’s easy to buy songs and download them instantly to any music player or phone. That means you can try this method out right now until you find what works.

Just imagine being able to slip on your headphones to stifle an attack the moment you feel it begin to rise up. That’s the power of music and that’s why it’s important for you to find the type of music you respond to the most, as that might be your way of ridding your life of anxiety forever.